Wednesday, February 3, 2016
What follows is neither a political manifesto nor a plan for building a utopian society. To the contrary, I will argue, among other things that the desire to design a perfect society in theory is one of the main obstacles to achieving a better society in fact, and that the very desire to design human communities is itself destructive. The fundamental political problem is politics itself: not liberal politics, not conservative politics, not politics corrupted by big money or distorted by special-interest groups, but politics per se - the practice of delivering critical goods and services through the medium of federal, state, and local governments and their obsolete decision-making practices.
-Kevin D. Williamson, The End Is Near And It's Going To Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure